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India

Official Title:
Republic of India


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - India
Year Exports Imports
2009 $2,138,958,773 $2,003,253,947
2010 $2,056,983,335 $2,123,233,424
2011 $2,628,709,474 $2,533,828,519
2012 $2,360,672,127 $2,856,527,405
2013 $2,800,467,962 $2,976,629,274
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - India
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $884,195 $84,036,069
02 Veg. Prod. $727,398,657 $228,077,205
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,618,283 $9,346,665
04 Food Prod. $7,428,877 $88,648,383
05 Mineral Prod. $434,820,113 $178,441,511
06 Chemical Prod. $387,855,414 $528,804,015
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $41,434,316 $99,513,520
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $225,761 $56,302,520
09 Wood Prod. $11,631,161 $6,337,146
10 Paper Prod. $361,448,666 $7,802,329
11 Textiles Prod. $15,033,336 $560,484,743
12 Dress Access. $158,379 $29,315,496
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $3,464,614 $49,849,046
14 Precious Metals/stones $263,996,302 $234,348,472
15 Base Metal Prod. $128,392,822 $315,662,521
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $192,692,537 $311,176,517
17 Vehicles and Equip. $130,827,552 $95,705,094
18 Specialized Inst. $55,579,985 $18,984,680
19 Arms & Ammunition $14,671 $996,197
20 Misc. Articles $4,081,158 $67,014,607
21 Antiques $260,278 $1,321,703

Capital: New Delhi
Population (million): 1243.337
Total Area: 3,287,263km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 56.69 Indian Rupee (INR)(2013)
National Holiday: Republic Day, 26 January; Independence Day, 15 August
Language(s): 18 official languages (primarily Hindi); English widely used in business and government


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament

Head of State:
President Pranab Mukherjee

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Narendra MODI

Ministers:
External Affairs, Overseas Indian Affairs: Ms. Sushma Swaraj
Finance, Corporate Affairs; Defence: Mr. Arun Jaitley
Commerce and Industry: Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman

Main Political Parties:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP � Currently in government), India National Congress (INC), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)

Elections:
National expected in 2019


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type India Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1932.96 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 1554.65 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.02 2.02
Inflation: (%) 9.49 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $2,800,467,962
Canadian imports from country: $2,976,629,274
FDI in Canada: $3776 million
CDI in India: $613 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner-designate Nadir Patel


October 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16